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Private landlords to fit smoke alarms in their properties

MP gives her backing to smoke alarm legislation for private landlords

AN MP has given her backing to a campaign to force private landlords to fit smoke alarms in their properties.

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Single tenant was still at the property
Hi just a question about one of my past tenants. I have a main tenant living at the property with her children. I then had ...
Legal advice please
I'm a new landlord, multiple letting agent issues now legal issues...
who pays for damaged door
last week the police forced entry into my property by smashing he patio window, based on a phone call from another party who said they suspected that the tenant was 'at risk'. When the police entered there was no emergency, and the door was boarded up by a company that they used, at no point were the managing agents or myself as the landlord contacted. The police have told the tenant and the boarding up company that I the landlord will pay for the repairs, so the tenant is refusing to accept any responsibility. The boarding up company have made an awful job of boarding up, the timber panel is too small resulting in a 3-4 inch gap between the board and the frame and they have also screwed directly through the plastic door frame causing extensive damage. The boarding up company have sent me a bill for £250 stating that the police have said it's my responsibility. How do I stand ? ...
Banisters removed from the stairs.
I am renting out my house and recently discovered that my tenant has removed the banisters from the stairs without my knowledge or approval. As ...
terminate lease before entry date
I have just signed a lease with a tenant as part of the lease deposit and rent has to be paid before entry. I have ...
Agent has disappeared with tenants deposit
I changed agents for a property that I rent out and in so doing discovered that although the original agent registered the deposit with the DPS he never actually paid the funds in to the account. He has now subsequently disappeared, closed down the agency and is not answering his phone. What can I do to recover the money and with whom does the liability sit...I'm guessing him as he was paid to complete a service?...
Deposit dispute
Rented a nice semi-detached house in Northumberland to a couple who have been there for 2.5 years. There is now a dispute over the deposit....
Cannabis growing tenant jailed
Cannabis growing tenant jailed. Police inform of impending jail term and deportation. Items left behind including car etc ...
Possession Order for 18/03/14 has not been sent out by the court to the tenants.
Tenants have not paid rent since end of October 2013, served section 21 in November 2013 which expired on 31st January 14. They did not leave so attended court on 04 March 2014 for Possession Order which was granted to apply on 18 March 2014. The court have still not sent the PO to either myself or the tenants where do I stand with this? They are refusing to leave the property (or pay rent) so I am likely to received the usual negative reply but would have been more assured of my position if I had the Possession Order in my hand. The tenants did not attend court on 04 March 2014 so will no doubt state they know nothing about it! Help...
End of conract
I have a tenant who does not want to leave but is now out of contract. She has been to the council who have advised her to stay put and let the landlord take it through the court...
no tenant contact
I have had no news from my tenant for over a year, I'm trying to contact him but he's not reachable by phone, post or mail. I'm writing him a "recorded-delivery letter with advice of receipt" to inform him that i'll be visiting him on specific date. Which are my rights if he still doesn't answering? can i enter the property with my keys? And what do i do if he is under letting, or he changed the locker or whatever big problem i find?? Thank you mikela...
Unpaid Rent
My tenant was in for a year and paying the rent every month. He'd partner moved out and the Management Agency were supposed to ...
Council Laws
Which law is the council using to claim empty property tax on buy to let's? Please advise Regards Alan ...
Empty property tax law?
Which law is the council using to claim empty property tax on buy to let's? Please advise Regards Alan ...
Deposits
Money held on deposit in the DPS...
charging rent
My tenants were evacuated by the council along with other residents in the area 2 weeks ago, because of an unsafe building nearby that was in danger of collapse. My insurance company have said i cannot claim for anything as there was no damage to the tenanted property when they were evacuated. I am still not sure when people will be allowed to return to their properties as repairs to the damaged building nearby are still ongoing. I wanted to know the legal situation with regards to charging rent during this time?...
claiming part of the deposit as unable to show new tenants the property
Hi, I'm after some advioe regarding whether I can keep part of a tenants deposit as I was unable to show prospective tenants around the property in the last month of their tenancy due to the state of the house. I have photographic evidence of how dirty and messy the house was in the last month of the tenancy. Several times I asked the tenants to tidy up so I could show prospective tenants around but they didn't bother. Because of this I was unable to show tenants the house because it was so dirty and messy. The house was empty for 2 weeks whilst I sorted it out before I could rent it again. Am I able to claim some money off the deposit for this?...
Tenant wanting me to pay for damaged furniture
A month ago a radiator in an upstairs bedroom leaked in the house I let. The tenant only noticed it when the water had dripped ...
Liability for damage to a garage. Who is liable?
Is tenant liable for damage caused by car reversing into a garage. Even if they don't know who did it?...
frustrated tenancy
I have been told by my tenant .. that they do not have to give me a months notice due to the letting agent telling ...
Trouble with letting agent
I have a problem with the letting agent we use to let a property. He owes us 3 months rent and will not return our calls ...
Help!
I hope I am posting this question in the right place! We have had an excellent tenant (divorced lady aged 55) in ...
AST or Excluded Tenancy
Family member lives in flat, spare bedroom rented out, is this excluded or an AST. Thanks for reading below :)...
Tenant passed away, how to get the possession of the property
My tenant passed away last month but I was told today by his sister who is supposed to be his next of kin. they have ...
Moral dilemma
Live in tenant told me personal health problem...
Gaining Property possession
Are my section 8 & 21 notices served April 2013 still valid even after tenants remained in property attempting to pay rent and arrears....
Deposit Transfer Error
My deposit was transferred to the new tenant despite me refusing to provide my forwarding address and finalise the transfer....
Can I restrict how many nights a week my lodger's girlfriend stays over a week?
I am a Landlord with a live in tenant. He has his girlfriend stay over from Friday until lat Sunday each week. Not only does this invade on my privacy but it also causes wear and tear to the property which I have not accounted for. When he moved in he was single and I did not foresee this happening, do I have any right to exclude her from visiting so much or will I just have to hope he will understand my position on the matter? Thanks....
Agent Disappeared
I am a small landlord 8 properties in theEast End of London i was using an agency called Icon Realty for since 2012. They disappeared ...
Sect 8 Notice - Dismissed at court.....!!!
I recently served a sect 8 notice on my tenents for non payment of rent, I drew up the paperwork and went to court. The judge ...
Change I change the fuel supplied to a tenant?
Our tenants have been in the property 3 years and the itinerary reflects a log burner and central heating. Recently we became aware that the ...
Contract reflects wrong rental amount
At the end of a fix term my tenants asked for a new contract (no changes) but directly with us without the agents details. I used an old contract and stupidly only changed the dates and names, reflecting a £45 drop PCM. I dropped 2 contracts to them, requesting they forward the second back. They never returned the copy to me, Now 22 months later, they gave 2days notice that they are not paying January rent due to over payments. Does the law reflect any allowances for this type of mistake. If they had paid £950 PCM 22 months ago I most definitely have rectified the mistake. ...
My tenant wants to choose their tradesman
We have fallen out with our tenants and they are demanding we do not decorate or repair anything in the property, despite my husband being a carpenter/ kitchen fitter. Their wish is that he doesn't personal change the dishwasher or look at a difficult to close window they have complained about. Do they have any rights in who fixes the problems?...
Scaffold for roof repairs
Is it ok to have scaffold around a tenanted property....
Do I need fire doors
I have a Victorian property...
Council checks despite being private landlord
Hi. I am a private landlord and my new tenant borrowed deposit from leeds council which I didn't realise implications as the estate agent lied. The property is Victorian terrace and the stairs descend between living room and kitchen with a tiny hall at the bottom one metre squared ish. The council want fire doors fitted downstairs but both opening inwards! Which is crazy as there is not enough room of two people in kitchen and living room need to exit! You couldn't open two doors at the same time. Please help with my legal rights. Thank you...
Tenants have left - Hooray - now looking for some advice?
Nightmare tenants, left, damaged property. We would like to be reimbursed. Legal friendly advice required please?...
Access for prospective tenants to view
My tenant has given notice and is in the final month of his tenancy but is not facilitating access for prospective agents and tenants....
rouge letting agent
my letting agent has let my property to a tenant without taking a full deposit instead of i months rent he has accepted only half ...
AST six months
please can you clarify how exactly to work out the dates for the fixed period of six months - i.e. if the tenancy started ...
New Tenancy
Hi Update on my case. I have been in contact with both the tenant and the Council. It has been agreed that the Housing Benefit ...
Tenants Have Seperated
I have a contract via a letting agent with two tenants. Sadly the man has walked out on his partner, who has just had a ...
Letting agent gone out of business
My Letting Agent went into liquidation...
tenant referencing
Bought buy to let 3 bed flat last september 2013 with tenant already in flat for 6 months upto date with paying £650,...
Rent Arrears
Our tenants are in rent arrears for 2 months. We have issued them already with a section 21 requesting they leave the property on the ...
Terminating agent's services
I wish to terminate the letting agent's full management service but keeping the same tenant, I have been advised this is not possible by the letting agent...
Early Tenancy Termination after signing fixed term contract
Student tenant wishes to leave the property after signing a 9 month fixed-term contract and living there for only 4 months. ...
Section 8
My tenant is more than 2 months in arrears and section 8 is going to be issued tomorrow. The tenant has offered a cheque (previous cheques have bounced). Can I still issue a Section 8 as the uncleared cheque is not a payment? Thanks. ...
Tenant leaving and taking oven that they replaced saying that the original was broken
What is the position if a tenant is leaving having rented for around four years and says that the oven that was in when they took over the tenancy broke within the first year and they replaced it. They are now taking the cooker saying that the letting agent told them to 'just get rid' of the old cooker. This is the first I have heard that there was a problem with the cooker....
Tenant who avoids signing fixed term contract
if i can prove a tenant avoided me to sign a tenancy agreement whist they buy a house without notifying the landlord....
problems with tenants over furniture
Hi I could really do with some advice as I am a new landlord and am currently having difficulty with my tenants over furniture. I ...
6 mth contract expires soon
We have had tenants in our house since we moved out 4 months ago. They have been perfect so far, house is kept immaculate, pay ...
electric cooker hob light
The little red light that comes on when someone turns on the hob does not work, is it necessary for me the landlord to repair it?...
I want to sell my house
Can I put my house on the market before tenant leaves?...
Managing Agency Gone Into Liquidation
Hi I was informed last month that the Housing Agents (London Housing Solutions) who managed my property had gone into liquidation. They were always late ...
Damaged carpet
My tenant has vacated leaving massive stain on carpet....
Tenant question: Log burner in rented property has been condemmed
We have rented a property and been here for three years. Having requested the chimney be swept in order to ensure not only safety but the prevent our own contents and the landlords insurances from being invalidated it was condemned as dangerous....
Freeholders
I own a leasehold flat in a purpose built block. We do not pay any sort of service charge, but no work is ever done. ...
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